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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:59:58 -0400

Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect

Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:16:41 -0400

Pistorius to learn sentence for killing girlfriend

South African paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius rests his head on October 17, 2014 during his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in PretoriaPretoria (AFP) - South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday learns his sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year, bringing an end to a seven-month trial that gripped the nation.


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:12:12 -0400

Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

Health care worker receives protocol on the proper removal of personal protection equipment from CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. ...


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:57:54 -0400

Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

(Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into custody by Ferguson police officers, said St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman. Further details were not immediately available. ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:02 -0400

Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspends one of its own in porn scandal

By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court late on Monday suspended one of its own, Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, in connection with an email porn scandal and other allegations of misconduct. The court opinion cited a “compelling and immediate need” to protect the integrity of the judicial system and the administration of justice. Four justices voted in favor of the suspension, one dissented, and two others, including McCaffery, recused themselves from consideration of the case. ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:02:17 -0400

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Police block the road leading to the scene of a death investigation in connection with the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hanna Graham in Albermarle County, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:07:39 -0400

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:12:52 -0400

Third UN employee dies from Ebola

Volunteers pick up bodies of people who died of the Ebola virus, on October 8, 2014 in FreetownA UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the UN spokesman said Monday.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:47:17 -0400

CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil and gas company Total, arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 30, 2014Moscow (AFP) - The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement sources.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:15:52 -0400

WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

In this photo dated Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, addresses the media during a press conference held in an hotel in Gammarth, northeastern Tunisia. Chan and WHO have come under scrutiny following an internal document obtained by The Associated Press which said the U.N. health organization did not respond adequately to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (AP Photo/Adel Ben SalahGAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:02:39 -0400

New developments in disappearance of Hannah Graham

Handout of 18-year old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah GrahamAuthorities searched across an area near where remains were found over the weekend.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:18:56 -0400

Iran acts as nuclear deadline approaches

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center, leaves the office of top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Al-Sistani on Monday gave support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as the militants unleashed new attacks on the country’s majority Shiite community, killing at least 43 people. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)The International Atomic Energy Agency evaluates Iran's recent moves.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:36:29 -0400

Update on Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancée

Family of deceased Ebola patient prepares to end quarantineHealth officials declared Louise Troh Ebola-free on Monday and gave her the all-clear to resume her life, but she'll do so without long-lost love Thomas Eric Duncan.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:42:09 -0400

43 students still missing in Mexico

A mother of one of 43 missing studentsMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:42:17 -0400

Clown that terrorized rural France captured

This fear of clowns, dubbed coulrophobia, has swept small towns in Pas-de-Calais in northern FranceBéthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:58:08 -0400

Oscar Pistorius to learn his fate on Tuesday

Oscar Pistorius gestures as he sits in court as the sentencing process entered a second day, Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Pistorius was being portrayed as a "poor victim" ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:32:18 -0400

Kerry seeks Asian help against IS

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo welcomes John Kerry to JakartaState chief met Asia-Pacific leaders Monday, including from countries with large Muslim populations.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:20:31 -0400

Smogathon: Beijing Marathon held despite 'hazardous' air quality

FUZ02. Beijing (China), 19/10/2014.- Runners with masks on compete in the annual Beijing Marathon, in Beijing, China 19 October 2014. Due to the serious smog affecting the city, some runners were forced to quit the race. EFE/EPA/CHI BEN CHINA OUTCritics are blasting the decision by officials in China to stage the Beijing Marathon on Sunday despite conditions deemed hazardous by health officials.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:53:30 -0400

As violence continues, Nigerian elders question Boko Haram 'cease-fire'

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram's former camp near Maiduguri on June 5, 2013Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's government may have negotiated a supposed ceasefire with only one faction of Boko Haram, an influential regional group has said, as violence continued unabated in the far northeast.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:09:34 -0400

Another Baghdad bombing wave: 33 feared dead

People gather at a site of a bomb attack in BaghdadBAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0400

U.S. keeps up airstrike stream against Islamic State

DAY IN PICTURES: OCTOBER 20THSix strikes at militants near Syrian border town Kobani, six with coalition in Iraq near Fallujah, Pentagon says.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:24:07 -0400

Search for mystery submarine deepens

Swedish corvette HMS Stockholm patrols Jungfrufjarden in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Anders Wiklund) SWEDEN OUTStockholm (AFP) - The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:23:37 -0400

Libyan militant pleads not guilty in attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi

FILE - This undated file image obtained from Facebook shows Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. A Libyan militant was indicted Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said. The new 18-count grand jury indictment, which includes multiple counts of murder, had been widely expected since Abu Khattala was captured in June by U.S. special forces and brought to the United States to face trial. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:07:51 -0400

Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Ebola credibility issues

In this Sept. 1, 2011 photo released by NBC, NBC News' chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appears on the "Today" show in New York. Snyderman who has been at NBC since 2006, covered the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and worked briefly with Ashoka Mukpo, the cameraman who caught the virus and is now being treated in Nebraska. Snyderman and her crew voluntarily agreed to quarantine themselves for 21 days, the longest known incubation period for the disease. They have shown no symptoms. New Jersey health officials ruled that her quarantine should be mandatory after Snyderman and her crew were spotted getting takeout food from a New Jersey restaurant. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:57:43 -0400

Ebola-stricken nurse's family defends her Ohio trip

An ambulance transporting Amber Joy VinsonThe family of Ebola-infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is defending her from critics who say she was careless in traveling to Ohio knowing she might have been potentially exposed to the deadly virus — and traveling back after developing symptoms.


Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:41:57 -0400
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